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The Asia Council is a pan-Asian organization constituted in 2016 to serve as a continent wide forum to address Asia’s key challenges and foster cooperation among countries of Asia. The council has its headquarters in Tokyo and regional directorates in Doha, Chengdu and Bangkok. [1][2][3]

Organization

The Asia Council operates through the council headquarters in Tokyo, three regional directorates and country offices. [4]

Administrative Divisions

The Asia Council is organized into three administrative divisions. The East Asia division has its regional directorate in Tokyo, the South Asia & South East Asia division has its regional directorate in Bangkok and the West Asia & Central Asia division has its regional directorate in Doha.

Countries

The Asia Council covers 48 countries and 6 dependent territories. [5]

Forums

The Asia Council has seven forums. Each forum is mandated to deliberate on a defined area relating Asia. The forum is attended by decision makers and experts. [6]

  • Forum on Biodiversity
  • Forum for Asian Economic Cooperation
  • Forum on Energy Security
  • Forum on Climate Change
  • Forum for Inter-cultural Dialogue
  • Forum on Counter-terror Strategies

Fellowships

The Asia Council fellowship provides financial grant to students from Asian countries to study for a graduate degree in world’s top universities.

Global Leaders Fellowship

The Asia Council Global Leaders Fellowship is an international graduate fellowship scheme which supports students with exceptional leadership qualities from 48 countries and 6 dependent territories of Asia to undertake graduate studies at some of world’s top universities in United States and United Kingdom. [7]

Asia Fellowship

The Asia Fellowship is an international graduate fellowship scheme which supports students with exceptional leadership qualities from 48 countries and 6 dependent territories of Asia to undertake graduate studies at Asia’s top universities. [8]

Einstein Fellowship

The Asia Council Einstein Fellowship is an international fellowship scheme which supports students with exceptional leadership qualities from 48 countries and 6 dependent territories of Asia to undertake study for a degree at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nanyang Technological University, KAIST, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Tsinghua University. [9]

Reports and Publications

The council’s research and publishing division produces several reports on Asia including the Asia Security Report and Asia Statistical Report.

Asian Review

The Asian Review is a journal published by the Asia Council. It covers political, economic and strategic review of the continent. [10]

Events

Asia Roundtable

The Asia Roundtable is an international conference held by the Asia Council outside Asia. The meeting discusses in detail a single issue that is geopolitically significant for the Asian region. The conference is attended by regional leaders and policy experts. [11]

Asia Security Dialogue

The Asia Security Dialogue is a bi-annual meeting held by the Asia Council on most pressing security issues relating Asia.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Asia Council meet for exploring new pathways". Cross Town News. Retrieved 2 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "The 'One Asia' Momentum". Huffington Post (US Edition). Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Asia Council opens top university fellowships for Nepali students". Kantipath News, Kathmandu. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "South Asia Leadership Initiative". OMIS News Network. Retrieved 30 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Countries covered by the Asia Council". Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "About Asia Council". Asia Council. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Asia Council fellowships open from March 30". Education Diary. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "Asia Council fellowships for Bangladesh". The New Nation. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "Einstein Fellowship". Asia Council Fellowships. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "Asian Review". Retrieved 2 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "Asia Council meet for exploring new pathways". Cross Town News. Retrieved 2 April 2017. 

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